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Adventure awaits in the Five Kingdoms—come and claim it in this start to a new series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.

Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when a spooky haunted house turns out to be a portal to something much creepier, Cole finds himself on an adventure on a whole different level.

After Cole sees his friends whisked away to some mysterious place underneath the haunted house, he dives in after them—and ends up in The Outskirts.

The Outskirts are made up of five kingdoms that lie between wakefulness and dreaming, reality and imagination, life and death. It’s an in-between place. Some people are born there. Some find their way there from our world, or from other worlds.

And once you come to the Outskirts, it’s very hard to leave.

With the magic of the Outskirts starting to unravel, it’s up to Cole and an unusual girl named Mira to rescue his friends, set things right in the Outskirts, and hopefully find his way back home…before his existence is forgotten.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on March 11, 2014 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442497009
ISBN-13: 9781442497009
32 Book Reviews
  • bookworm890
    bookworm890Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm55 stars
    Five Kingdoms is a great series and Sky Raiders is a great first book. After his friends are kidnapped, Cole follows them to the Outskirts. After he is caught, he is sold as a slave to the sky raiders and forced to plunder the sky castles. A must read for fans of Jack Blank.
    • inventor60
      inventor60Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm33 stars
      When Cole's friends are sent to a mysterious place under the haunted house, he follows them into the Outskirts from where it is hard to go back.
      • awesome31
        awesome31Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00 am55 stars
        I like this book because it is interesting and my sister recommended it to me. When I read it, I couldn't put the book down.
        • catface173
          catface173Monday, September 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm
          Also like the Yeti Files I cant even rate this book one measily star. I would sugest u don't read this book but that is up to u
          • usaswimmer
            usaswimmerSunday, September 13, 2015 at 11:06 am44 stars
            I think this book seems interesting and since I am a fan of adventure the cover and the book itself seems so interesting I love it so far!
            • ijzhang
              ijzhangWednesday, August 19, 2015 at 4:05 pm44 stars
              Sky Raiders is a pretty good book. It's about this boy named Cole who goes after his friends into a mysterious passage that leads to the Outskirts, an in-between place made up of five kingdoms. When the magic there becomes unstable, Cole and a girl named Miri are determined to settle things and hopefully rescue his friends and find his way home. I liked it a lot; it's really adventurous and exciting.
              • wolflover1
                wolflover1Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:12 pm55 stars
                I read this book in two hours it was that good. If you want to read it, go for it! It was totally awesome. P.S. I would recommend this book only if you have a moderate-high reading level. ex: 5 grade or above.
                • laurajane
                  laurajaneTuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:23 am55 stars
                  Cole comes to the outskirt with one intention: to get his friends out of the slave trade and back to their world. But along the way he is captured and sold to the sky raiders, a sky castle salvaging business.There he meets Mira, and all of the sudden he is facing giant plastic dinosaurs from atop a slice of cheesecake, and fighting Carnag, (Mira's shaping power) the beast who destroys entire villages.
                  • squirmyloo
                    squirmylooMonday, August 10, 2015 at 6:35 am44 stars
                    This book was a little scary for me, and I hope I don't have any bad dreams! I do think it is an attention grabber and really makes you imagine other worlds,
                    • sushi321
                      sushi321Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:18 am55 stars
                      OMG! This book it like so good!! Once I started reading it, I just couldn't stop and kept thinking about. If you really good books about, friendship and adventure this is the book for you!